About GYROTONIC® Methodology
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is an innovative approach that promotes and maintains health and wellbeing. This exercise system consists of breathing patterns paired with simultaneous stretches and strengthening of muscles and tendons, as well as articulating and mobilizing the joints. This modality increases coordination and endurance, enhances aerobic and cardiovascular activity, and promotes neuromuscular rejuvenation.
Discovered by renowned Polish dance, Juliu Horvath, the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® was the result of many years of intense study and self-exploration. This distinctive and unique system delivers the same benefits that are received by yoga, dance, gymnastics, swimming, and tai chi.
Inspired by injuries he sustained during his dance career, Horvath embarked on a creative journey geared toward developing a system of exercise adaptable to anyone, regardless of age or present health.
The name “ GYROTONIC®” provides and overview of what Horvath aimed for with this exercise modality: the word “gyro” means spiral or circle and the word “tonic” means to tone or invigorate. In essence the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® offers freedom of movement with its circular, spiraling, undulating and free-flowing exercises. The system consists of guided exercises on equipments developed by Horvath that when done regularly can offer the the body immense benefits which include:
- Strengthening the core of the body
- Stretch and strengthen musculature
- Improve posture Release the tension in the body
- Increase and develop flexibility, motion and strength
- Develop breath-movement coordination
- Articulate the spine
- Relieve stress on the joints
- Improve circulation
- Recondition the nervous system
- Revitalize the energy of the body and stimulate meridians
- Prevent and rehabilitate injuries
- Enhance balance and stability
The GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® is excellent for any person wishing for healthy conditioning and core strength or who is recovering from injury or surgery. It is also an exceptional choice for dancers and high performance athletes since it improves performance and flexibility by rotating and spiraling the pelvis, spine, arms and shoulders. Even celebrities have enjoyed the benefits of the including Tiger Woods, Gwyneth Paltrow, Madonna, Liv Tyler, Julianne Moore and Shaquille O’Neill.